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The Toasty Top

Discussion in 'Plug-in Vaporizers' started by Alan, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. J.R.R.Tokin'

    J.R.R.Tokin' Wych Doctor Manufacturer

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    So for a quick update:
    This baby seriously rocks :rockon: I thought I was getting a mild hitter with a slight improvement in air flow as the heat core is really a tweek on the original log vape design. However, I don't know how he's managed it, or if it's due to the wood species, but Alan has managed to make this vape hit like a beast - on par with my HI.

    One thing I have found is that the power supply used makes a big difference to the heat that all of my log vapes kick out. I got a MZ originally but it came with a US power supply so I couldn't use it. I ended up using a VV 3-12v 1a power supply I happened to have kicking around so that's what I'd been using. When the TT came that's what I used at first and, as I said, I found it to be on higher end of the vape heat spectrum.

    Since I have switched the TT over to a fixed 12v 1a that I got from China off ebay. Now the TT is still running hot but not quite as hot as the HI - for me the ideal temp :) On a side note; even at the top temp the outside was still comfortable to use.

    I've still got lots of testing with all of the different stems, but for now I am very impressed with the function and form of this beautiful vape.

    Here are a few snaps of my new beauty and also the stems I got in a crude rack I knocked-up. I've name her Marilyn after another curvy figure I love ;)
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  2. VaporBoxed

    VaporBoxed Baked

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    Wow that is beautiful.
     
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  3. OhTheAgony

    OhTheAgony here for the chicks

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    That sure is a beauty J.R.(R.)!

    I see you slightly modified your stem-rack as well, haha. I want that one all the way over to the right, send it to me plz :D

    That wooden stem, is that lined with something or is it just hollow?
     
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  4. J.R.R.Tokin'

    J.R.R.Tokin' Wych Doctor Manufacturer

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    Thanks guys. Hehe OTA I think I might have a use for it but if it goes begging I'll send it over ;)

    The wood stem isn't lined. What I love about it is it's versatility. You can see in the pic the 3 heads I have that are interchangeable with the wooden stem (or glass stem too).
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  5. Alan

    Alan Master JedHI Manufacturer

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    Marilyn is looking mighty fine J.R.R. Glad she is treating you well. She does deliver the hot air almost as well as the HI.
    The core design is more similar to the HI in that it has a small metal contact surface area to reduce heat conduction from the center tube / heating element. The direct connection of the heating element to the power socket also ensures the maximum current is available. The dark cherry does work well for both the HI and TT.
    Love the roasting tube stand. Reminds me of my days in chemistry class. It looks like a test tube rack. I bet an old wooden test tube rack would make a fine roasting tube stand. Something with fancy wooden support posts would be very cool.

    The hole through the wooden tube is just under 5/16". It allows considerably more air flow. The versatility of the tips is going to require you more time to test all the combinations. I hope you enjoy them all.
     
  6. banana_republic

    banana_republic Well-Known Member

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    Just resent the original email to you on friday, and I am pretty anxious for your reply ;)

    The feedback from J.R.R.Tokin' just made me more confortable than I was about my log vape choice.

    Thank you!
     
  7. J.R.R.Tokin'

    J.R.R.Tokin' Wych Doctor Manufacturer

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    I'm sure you will not be disappointed at all with your choice of log banana_republic. This vape looks great, is so comfortable to hold and hits superbly. Now that Alan has re-designed the core it really is hitting at the top end of the temperatures that log vapes get to. For some a variable voltage might be desired to maybe drop the temps for daytime/lighter vaping.

    Thanks for the comments on the rack Alan, it really was a rough 10 minute jobbie with function over form in mind. Your comment about a test tube rack isn't a bad idea at all - there's some quite cheap ones out there so might pick one up :)
     
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  8. psyshaman

    psyshaman Vapor Viking

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    My TT is one seriously hot vape, it has been my daily for the last week. It feels amazing in the hand is very pleasing to the eyes and fills my lungs with lots of thick tasty wonderful fog! Everyone is loving the TT little brother HI (which we've nicknamed at my house the Toasty Stick) and I do too but don't forget this little wonder!
    The Top Rocks hard, this new core is hot!!
     
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  9. J.R.R.Tokin'

    J.R.R.Tokin' Wych Doctor Manufacturer

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    Nice Psyshaman. I'm loving mine too. The re-designed core is impressive for sure.
     
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  10. u bwade wunner

    u bwade wunner Well-Known Member

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    Great to hear JRR and PSyshamen.cant wait to get spinning with a top myself.i have something special in mind regarding the TT.I will post news here when it happens.

    nice to know the TT runs as hot as the Hi too.
    Enjoy youre toasty moments guys!.

    Have either of you tried the wooden stem with the spherical glass bowl for dry hits?

    psy if you dont have the spherical bowl and need one I can send one to you if you want.just pm me.
    Also have you listened to a trance outfit from 1997 called Dimension 5?.the album is called Transdimensional.comes recommended I used to know the guys.cheers
     
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  11. Alan

    Alan Master JedHI Manufacturer

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    I'm glad to hear you guys are liking the new high flow core in the Toasty Top. It does deliver tasty hits.

    Psyshaman - Glad to hear everyone is enjoying the Toasty Stick. Lots of great ways to stay toasty.
     
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  12. J.R.R.Tokin'

    J.R.R.Tokin' Wych Doctor Manufacturer

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    Yes, and it works great. With the traditional steel tip stem design I think conduction plays a role whereas with the open design of the glass tip there isn't anything sitting in the port to get hot so there is more convection taking place and practically no conduction.

    They all work great and are all different requiring different techniques. I'm definitely honing in on my favourites for different times and types (flowers, concentrates etc).

    I will post a vid in the next couple of days with the TT showing off it's new found power!
     
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  13. J.R.R.Tokin'

    J.R.R.Tokin' Wych Doctor Manufacturer

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    As promised here is a quick vid of the TT. The first stem is the steel tip 'old school' design. Then the next is the open glass tip wooden stem and the open glass GonG stem. As you can see by that second one the open glass tips work wonders on the TT :nod:

    Oh and sorry about the lighting - it looks kinda like the more I used the TT the more my inner light shone through! I guess it was a slightly holy experience when I was floating after :ko::lol:
     
  14. biojuggernaut

    biojuggernaut Snob

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    Alan, I know your busy as shit but how much for a redesigned core?
     
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  15. Alan

    Alan Master JedHI Manufacturer

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    Shoot me an email and we will see what I can do.

    Very nice video J.R.R. Thanks. I love how the glass tube also works with the TT. The glass nipple is another good option with the TT. The sun did come and wash out your production a bit.
     
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  16. u bwade wunner

    u bwade wunner Well-Known Member

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    Great JRR.I was sure the mothership was coming down during your vid:)
     
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  17. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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  18. momofthegoons

    momofthegoons vapor accessory addict Staff Member

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    I think our little talk today inspired you Vito! I love it! :lol: Thank you for posting this. I can't wait to try it. :tup:
     
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  19. Alan

    Alan Master JedHI Manufacturer

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    Thanks for the video Vito. I love it. All the different log vaporizer tubes and accessories play so well together.

    It looks like you have quite a great start to a vaporizer museum there Vito. Love the corner vape case.
     
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  20. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    mom... our talk did inspire me...
    And, yes.. TV...
    The room is becoming a vape museum, that is for sure!
    The TT needed to be in the limelight.
    It was in the bedroom as my nightstand vape, but not enough people got to try it out!
    Now they all can hold it and try it!
     
  21. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I still have the original core in my TT.
    I can't bring myself to send her to the surgeon!!
    It does hit well as is.. thinking of it hitting better is almost scary!
     
  22. Ace.357

    Ace.357 Well-Known Member

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    My hands are nice and warm this winter. Love my Toasty Top. Thanks Alan!
     
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  23. Vitolo

    Vitolo Vaporist

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    I agree!
     
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  24. Alan

    Alan Master JedHI Manufacturer

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    You are welcome Ace.357. They do make wonderful hand warmers. The shape feels so good in your hands.

    Vito - Glad your hands are staying warm too. The new core improves air flow and heat up time but it doesn't get the wood quite as warm to the touch so it is not quite as good of a hand warmer as the old core design. The old core was a heat sink. The new core is closer to the Heat Island design. I'm thinking of a newer core yet that would allow the use of silicone and glass roasting tubes. It would have a 3/8" center tube that extends above the top washer similar to the HI. We will see if I have the time.
    The thing I like so much about the HI core design is that it is completely open and cleanable. The TT is also cleanable with the removable heating element feature as anything that falls through the air inlet holes can be removed from the open heating element hole in the bottom. Every part of the air passageway cannot be viewed like it can with the HI core. A HI core can be put in a TT shape, but wouldn't make as good of a hand warmer as the TT core.
     
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  25. Ace.357

    Ace.357 Well-Known Member

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    I have the new core design. I like to hold my TT upside down and use the opening of the Top for heat massaging and hand warming. You can palm the opening of the top with your other hand and it warms it up nicely. Not too hot to touch. Just perfect :)

    Alan, what GonG stem would work best with the TT?
     

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